Lake McDonald Lodge at Glacier National Park has marked its 100th anniversary since it formally opened to visitors and guests.
Deirdre Shawn, Glacier's longtime historic curator, says the lodge is smaller and more intimate than other park lodges because it was built by the railroad like the other larger hotels on the east side of the park.
Shaw tells The Daily Inter Lake ( that the Lake McDonald Lodge reflects the habitat in which it was built, referring to the surrounding cedar and hemlock forest.
In the 1930s, the lodge complex came under National Park Service ownership and refurbishing work was done in 1958, when the hotel became known as Lake McDonald Lodge.